Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2 ornament finishes.....

YEAH ..... I can post pictures again.  I just don't like computer issues and it will aggravate me more than anything. 

I have 2 ornament finishes but really I am only going to show you one today.  The stitching is finished but I will do the actual finishing tomorrow so really.....I should wait til then right???!!!  Naaaaaa.......I will show you one but the other I will show later on because it is for my Shepherd's Bush Retreat Ornament exchange and I don't want to give anything away just yet.

This is LHN Good Tidings from Diane's 2011 ornament series.  I have LOVED this ornament ever since it came out and now I have it stitched up!  WOOOHOOOO

I'm still deciding on whether to finish it off as a stuffed ornament or to put foam core behind it and make a flat ornament.  Hmmmm decisions decisions!!  I find it sooo much easier to just sew a backing fabric to it and then apply a cording around it.  Maybe it is because sewing it makes it 'finished' much quicker than mounting it on foam core.  I'll have to see what mood I'm in tomorrow when I get around to finishing it.

I'm off to stitch on my Tulips Praise for my German Yahoo Group.  I'm on part 3 and really love this chart as I find it easy to xstitch when I need some easy xstitching.

I have sooooo many other projects that I want to xstitch also.  Samplers, ornaments, smalls, etc.  Now to find time.....

Happy Stitching everyone!

Birthday Presents pics....

The top picture was presents from my Tranquil Stitches board and the second picture above are presents from family and close best friends.  The third picture is a gift from a dear sweet friend here in AZ.  It's a trinket box with sewing items on top.  The last picture is a late birthday present that my dear friend Jorja sent.  She knows how much I love patriotic things.
I am able to post pics now but it's been a LONGGGGG process to get to this point.  I am on a new blogger interface kind of program so it's back to learning my way around here again so please bear with me as I try to get pictures and posts to work properly.
And I just realized I had forgotten to take a picture of my best friend's ornament that she made me and mailed later on.  I hope that I can get a pic of it in the next day or so.
I'm all about change but I am finding that I really don't like change when it comes to things like the computer and certain ways I do things. 
BUT.........at least I can post pictures....thanks to my wonderful hubby helping me out and listening to all my grumbling.
Now....hopefully I can post more things tomorrow!

Monday, August 27, 2012


Ok....I'm still having issues trying to upload pics so I will be researching more on this issue and hopefully will find a solution soon.  Yall want to see my pictures more than just my words in this message block.

I'm stitching on my German Yahoo group challenge today project Tulips Praise part 3.  It's wonderful as I find it a "no brainer" type stitching project.

So......no more chitchatting for now.  I'm off to research some more about the picture issue problem.  Again...if anyone has a solution please post it here for me or email me if you have my personal email address.

Have a great day and HAPPY STITCHING!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Trying to post pics but can't.....

I was going to post pics of some of my wonderful birthday presents that I received from family and friends but for some reason I can't.  It won't let me post any pics at all.  I'm so sad.  I don't know what is wrong but I even tried to logout and relog back in.  Oh well.  Maybe the computer is having issues or just a bad day.   We all have those on occasion.

I even tried to post pics from an Attic Sampler Sunday in July and it wouldn't let me post those pics either.  Shoot.  I thought maybe I had done something wrong when I copied the pics from my camera disc to the computer but that wasn't the problem. 

So if there is anyone out in cyberland who might know what my problem is please post it here or email me.  Thank you for any help you can offer. 

Now I can't wait to for a friend to release her newest chart called Sew Buttons!!!  You can see a snippet of a new chart that will hopefully be released soon from iStitch.  Just put your cursor over the words iStitch and it will take you to her website. 

I'm off to finish xstitching an ornament and then to start a new one after that.  Don't you just LOVE finishing one little project and then getting to start a new little one right away???  I do!

Until next post.......Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tulip Praise part 2

I finished stitching my Tulip Praise part 2 last night.   YEAH!!!  I like working on this project as it is very easy to follow the chart and it's great for those nights when I'm tired but still want to xstitch on something.  I look forward to part 3 and I'm just waiting on the section to arrive.  This is a SAL with a German yahoo group and I'm having a great time seeing everyone's version of this chart.  I even figured out how to add my name and the title to the actual project which is great for posting on a yahoo group.  It's very easy.  We also have to resize our pictures before sharing and that is why this one looks so small.  I apologize for the wrinkles also but I just wanted to get the picture sent in to the moderators.

I also had my birthday on Aug 9 last week and received MANY wonderful presents.  I had meant to post a picture but I'm still receiving some late presents so I will try to get that post out later on this week. 

I've been stitching ever so diligently on my DH's project, MBT The Lord's Prayer.  I'll try to take a picture of that and then I have my ornaments to take pics of as well.  Hmmmmm I guess I'm just going to have to spend one morning just taking pics of my current WIPs and finishes. 

May you have a great day and thank you for stopping by.
Happy Stitching!